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Old Wednesday 25th May 2011, 19:11   #351
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Perfect lines as always. I've got to get to see a Blackburnian warbler at some point in my life!

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Old Tuesday 31st May 2011, 21:52   #352
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I just get so used to seeing sheet after sheet of line-perfect, exquisitely formed drawings on this thread - these are absoloutely beautiful and, had I not been fully expecting brilliance of this standard, would undoubtedly be picking myself up off the floor right now. You're a victim of your own success in this respect - fieldwork of the very highest standard- consistantly. I've said it before and I'll say it again - I'd love to be able to draw like this!
What little more can I say except yet more examples of superb fieldwork. Having spent a bit of time trying to emulate work as good as this,and finding out how difficult it is, I must say the way you go about it is very, very impressive.

Could we also have some more waterbirds, please.? Oh and gulls - they would be brill!

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Old Tuesday 31st May 2011, 22:00   #353
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Wildly wonderful warblers! (And the other species as well!)
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Old Wednesday 1st June 2011, 01:06   #354
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Old Tuesday 28th June 2011, 03:23   #355
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Evening, everyone! Been hanging out at Grass Lake a couple of times this month, and brought back some sketches. Haven't seen the crane family yet this year (heard distantly but not spotted), but plenty of other grassland specialties. I do love this spot.

First up: Horned Lark, Savannah and Grasshopper Sparrow.
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Old Tuesday 28th June 2011, 03:26   #356
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Next batch: juv Tree Swallow and Common Moorhen.
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Old Tuesday 28th June 2011, 03:29   #357
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Lastly, male Bobolinks -- love, love, love sketching these dudes. FLUFFY BUTTER PATS!
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Old Tuesday 28th June 2011, 03:46   #358
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Bobolinks - great myriad of shapes. Love that first male above Jo....
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Great group of sketches, Jo! And a great group of subjects. Grasshopper Sparrows and Bobolinks are tough finds for us out here. I grew up with Bobolinks back east and certainly miss seeing them.
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All very nicely done. I'm partial though to the juvenile Tree Swallows with their hunched wings and those first Common Moorhens. I'm sure if I'd ever gotten more than a passing glimpse at a Bobolink I'd be quite impressed with them as well. This may be enough of an incentive though for me to see just how far I'd have to travel to get a good look at them here.

I've also been enjoying your other work on your blog. Very animated.
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It seems that you have been very busy Jo!
So many sketches, so many postures every of them so unique!
I love each of the them, a pure art of observation!!

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Old Tuesday 28th June 2011, 18:20   #362
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Hi Jo,

Indeed you were very busy and successful. I really like the sketches. Where did you find all those guys?

I actually have to take my things and to go out, when it's less hot than now... O;-)

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Old Tuesday 28th June 2011, 20:10   #363
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such a pleasure to get onto your thread and see it literally dripping with birds - I think bobolink has just moved up several notches on my wishlist. Glorious sketching, full of powerful observation and inquisitiveness.
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Old Wednesday 29th June 2011, 14:29   #364
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Old Wednesday 29th June 2011, 17:13   #365
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What a fantastic series!
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Old Thursday 30th June 2011, 19:33   #366
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beautiful sketches..very beautiful
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Old Saturday 2nd July 2011, 22:16   #367
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Great stuff again, Jo. I love your style and am constantly trying to emulate this. The passerines are as well done as ever but the moorhens really do it for me here. Very familiar with 'em over here and, of course, how difficult they are for me to sketch convincingly. You obviously don't have the problems I do with them! Great birds to draw and these are superbly done.

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Old Tuesday 5th July 2011, 18:36   #368
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Some really nice captures of the grassland stuff. I particularly like the Grasshopper Sparrows - very evocative.
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A forest of superb sketches. Just love all of these! Raw observation from the field is always delightful. But especially so in these works!
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